Bro. Melvin Ray Mortensen, age 71 years, of Hodgenville, passed away, Monday, August 10, 2020 at his residence.
Melvin served the community for more than 50 years as a tractor tire repairman and over 33 of those years, as owner and operator of Mel’s Tires in Hodgenville. He was a member of Freedom’s Way Assembly of God in Hodgenville, Christian Biker’s Association, Gideon’s International and a Kentucky Colonel. Bro. Melvin was an ordained minister working with different prison ministries, as well as, almost every Sunday at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home; either preaching or singing. Bro. Melvin loved to sing and was very active with his music ministry; having recorded two CD’s and published a poem.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Leona Hojem Mortensen.
He is survived by his wife, of 51 years, Aline Hornback Mortensen; a daughter, Renee (Neal) Wolford of Hodgenville; a son, Marty (Missy) Mortensen of Hodgenville; a sister, Myrna Carpenter of Hodgenville; six grandchildren, Amanda (Justin) Lee, Ian (Corey) Mortensen, Sarah Mortensen, Michael (Emma) VanDyke, Audrey (Marty) Nagel and Gabrey Colvin and two great-grandchildren, Zayden Mortensen and Zander Lee.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Pastor John Lear and Danny Rock officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.
Visitation will be 2-8 PM Wednesday and after 9 AM Thursday at the funeral home until time for services.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Hodgenville Gideon Camp PO Box 25, Hodgenville, KY 42748.
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